Panda Awards 2022 Submit to Panda Awards

Celebrating the Best in Natural History Storytelling

The Wildscreen Panda Awards honour the very best in natural world storytelling craft. The Panda Awards have sat at the heart of the Wildscreen Festival since they were presented at the first Festival back in 1982 and they remain the highest honour in the international wildlife film and TV industry.

The following categories will be available to enter as part of the Panda Awards for Wildscreen Festival 2022:

  • Behaviour *New for 2022*
  • Cinematography
  • Editing
  • Emerging Talent
  • Impact *New for 2022*
  • Music
  • On-Screen Talent *New for 2022*
  • Photo Story (& Emerging Talent Photo Story)
  • Producer / Director
  • Production Team
  • Scripted Narrative
  • Series
  • Sound
  • Sustainability *New for 2022*

The Panda Awards will open for brand new submissions in January 2022 via FilmFreeway.

Despite the global challenges of 2020, Wildscreen continued to celebrate the very best natural world storytelling, adapting to a virtual format for the first time ever and hosting online screenings for the nominated productions. 2022 will see the first ever hybrid Wildscreen Festival, ensuring the Panda Awards and the Festival are as accessible and inclusive globally, as possible.

In 2022, the Wildscreen Panda Awards is welcoming back cherished categories Behaviour and Impact as well as creating a standalone Sustainability Award and a brand new On-Screen Talent Award.

How to Enter

Before submitting your work, please review our competition Rules & Guidelines. You can view them as a dynamic webpage, download as a PDF or listen to our audio guide.

If you are entering our Photo Story Award, you can find more detailed information here. If you are entering our Sustainability Award, you can find a submission form here which must be uploaded to your Project on FilmFreeway.

Wildscreen · Panda Awards Terms & Conditions

We are accepting submissions to the Panda Awards via FilmFreeway. If you have any questions about your submission, please get in touch with the team at

Important Dates

  • 13 January 2022 - Submissions Open
  • 24 February 2022 - Early Bird Deadline
  • 14 April 2022 - Regular Deadline
  • August 2022 - Nominees announced
  • October 2022 - Winners Announced
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